Tim Berners-Lee Launches Plan to Fix the Web

Portrait of Tim Berners-Lee

The time is NOW, he said.

By Rick Richardson

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has officially launched the Contract for the Web, a set of principles designed to “fix” the internet and prevent us from sliding into a “digital dystopia.”

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At launch, the initiative has received the backing of over 180 organizations, including tech companies such as Microsoft, Google, DuckDuckGo and Facebook, and nonprofit groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation.